Ontario municipalities had a one-time option to opt-out of having cannabis retail stores in their communities. Municipalities had until January 22, 2019 to inform the AGCO if they wished to opt out. Municipalities that chose to opt out can opt back in at any time—but once they are in, they may no longer opt out.

If the AGCO did not received written notification from a municipality by January 22, 2019, then, by default, private cannabis retail stores will be allowed within that jurisdiction beginning April 1, 2019.

(required for opt-outs only)
Municipality Status Date of resolution
Toronto, City of Opted-in -
Trent Hills, Municipality of Opted-in -
Trent Lakes, Municipality of Opted-in -
Tudor and Cashel, Township of Opted-in -
Tweed, Municipality of Opted-in -
Tyendinaga, Township of Opted-out Fri, 01/11/2019
Uxbridge, Township of Opted-in -
Val Rita-Harty, Township of Opted-in -
Vaughan, City of Opted-out Mon, 01/21/2019
Wainfleet, Township of Opted-out Tue, 01/08/2019
Warwick, Township of Opted-in -
Wasaga Beach, Town of Opted-in Mon, 01/07/2019
Waterloo, City of Opted-in -
Wawa, Municipality of Opted-in -
Welland, City of Opted-in -
Wellesley, Township of Opted-in -
Wellington North, Township of Opted-in -
West Elgin, Municipality of Opted-in -
West Grey, Municipality of Opted-in -
West Lincoln, Township of Opted-out Mon, 12/17/2018


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